Edge Hill (Gladstone, Virginia)

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Edge Hill
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Edge Hill (Gladstone, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Edge Hill (Gladstone, Virginia)
Edge Hill (Gladstone, Virginia) is located in the US
Edge Hill (Gladstone, Virginia)
Location 1380 Edgehill Plantation Rd., near Gladstone, Virginia
Coordinates 37°30′42″N 78°54′30″W / 37.51167°N 78.90833°W / 37.51167; -78.90833Coordinates: 37°30′42″N 78°54′30″W / 37.51167°N 78.90833°W / 37.51167; -78.90833
Area 71 acres (29 ha)
Built c. 1801 (1801), 1833, 1947
Built by Isaac W. Walker, Pendleton S. Clark
Architectural style Federal
NRHP reference # 08000418[1]
VLR # 005-0005
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 15, 2008
Designated VLR March 20, 2008[2]

Edge Hill, also known as Green Hills and Walker's Ford Sawmill is a historic home and farm located near Gladstone, Amherst County, Virginia. The main house was built in 1833, and is a two-story, brick I-house in the Federal-style. It has a standing seam metal gable roof and two interior end chimneys. Attached to the house by a former breezeway enclosed in 1947, is the former overseer’s house, built about 1801. Also on the property are the contributing office, pumphouse, corncrib, and log-framed barn all dated to about 1833. Below the bluff, adjacent to the railroad and near the James River, are four additional outbuildings: a sawmill and shed (1865), tobacco barn, and a post and beam two-story cattle barn (c. 1947). Archaeological sites on the farm include slave quarters, additional outbuildings and a slave cemetery.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  3. ^ Sandra F. Esposito (October 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Edge Hill" (PDF).  and Accompanying four photos